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For children, preparation for First Eucharist is part of our Religious Education program.  Contact the Religious Education staff at (775) 782-3784.

For adults, Eucharistic preparation is part of our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program.  For more about the RCIA program at St. Gall Click Here

About the Eucharist

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation.  Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.1

The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being.  It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit.2

1 Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1322.

2 Congregation of Rites, instruction, Eucharisticum mysterium, 6

The Eucharist contains and carries many deep realities: it helps continue the incarnation of God in history; it is God’s physical embrace; it is an intensification of our community together as Christians; it is the new manna that God gives to nurture his people; it is our family meal together as believers; it is Christ’s sacrifice which we commemorate ritually; it is God’s gift of reconciliation and forgiveness; it is an invitation to a deeper discipleship; it is a banquet table opened up for the poor; it is a vigil service within which we wait for Christ to return; and it is Christ’s priestly prayer for the world.

Our One Great Act of Fidelity, Ronald Rolheiser, part four.